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Best Comedy In MetroWest

April 1, 2013 6:00 AM

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Sometimes it is nice to get out of the bustle of the big city, or in the case of suburbanites, sometimes it’s difficult to get into the city. Fortunately, fans of funny find their fill of live comedy shows in the MetroWest area. There are a number of comedy clubs, restaurants and other venues that regularly host comedy events, guaranteeing an entire evening of fun and laughter.
(Photo from Facebook)

(Photo from Facebook)

Samba Steak and Sushi

1138 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 628-0288
www.sambaframingham.com

The highlight of Samba Steak and Sushi is not just that it is an unusual location for comedy. The venue’s menu will have you smiling as well. When it comes to sushi and other fish cuisine, Samba has a wide variety, including a raw bar. On top of that, it offers curries, several choice cuts of steak, plenty of vegetables and a great selection of salads. In fact, the menu is so big and accommodating, it may be a little overwhelming. When it comes to humor, Samba hosts comedy nights courtesy of local comedian Larry Lee Lewis.

The Center for Arts in Natick (Photo credit: The Center for Arts in Natick)

The Center for Arts in Natick (Photo credit: The Center for Arts in Natick)

The Center for Arts in Natick

14 Summer St.
Natick, MA 01760
(508) 647-0097
www.natickarts.org

The Center for Arts in Natick is a community and performance venue for all of the performance arts. Guests can see musical performances regularly, but the venue also plays host to comedy nights. This venue is a decommissioned firehouse that’s more than a century old, so there is a bit of a historic feel to the place. In this way, The Center for Arts in Natick is helping to preserve a bit of architectural and local history by putting the old firehouse to good use.

Dick’s Beantown Comedy (Photo from Facebook)

Dick’s Beantown Comedy (Photo from Facebook)

Dick’s Beantown Comedy

Park Grill & Spirits
257 Park Ave.
Worcester, MA 01609
(800) 401-2221
www.beantowncomedy.com

Dick’s Beantown Comedy is a staple in and around Boston. It plays host to dozens of local and upcoming comedians. If they entertain Boston and are worth seeing, chances are, they are entertaining with Dick’s Beantown Comedy. In Worcester, a perfect destination for folks in the MetroWest area, Park Grill & Spirits features these local comedians regularly. Park Grill & Spirits is a casual, but classy venue with a full bar and a robust menu featuring bar, American and Americanized Italian food.

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(credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

Stage Time Comedy Club

Jose Murphy’s Cafe & Bar
97 Water St.
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 792-0900
www.funkyandjosemurphys.com

Jose Murphy’s Cafe & Bar has a slightly confused chain restaurant menu with bar food, burgers, fajitas, wraps, steak and pasta dishes, but the food is good and the options plentiful. It has a selection of margaritas reminiscent of an Americanized Mexican restaurant and also serves sangria. The Stage Time Comedy Club is a regular sight at Jose’s and features a variety of comedians. The lineup never stays the same from week to week, so visitors can get a range of comedy styles.

Speakers Night Club

19 Weed St.
Marlborough, MA 01752
(508) 439-9314
www.speakersnightclub.net

Open only Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Speakers Night Club is not a venue with any other purpose than entertaining on the weekends. It plays host to a lot of DJ music, dance nights and some comedy nights. There is no food at the venue, so hungry club-goers should dine before arrival. Be sure to check the calendar in advance as well, as most of its entertainment consists of dance and music.

Shelly Barclay is a professional freelance writer and amateur author. She writes on a variety of topics from food to mysteries. She loves to share the culture and rich history of her birthplace and home, Boston, with the rest of the world. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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